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Postdoctoral Researchers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology x2

Applications are invited for two new research positions based in exciting research teams within the Research Division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre:

1. Johnstone Laboratory (Gene Regulation Laboratory). This project will involve the use of genetically engineered mouse models of cancer and human tumor cells to study aberrant transcriptional initiation, elongation and termination in the context of genetic and epigenetic deregulation in cancer

2. Dawson Laboratory (Molecular Biomarkers and Translational Genomics Laboratory). This project will explore the use of circulating tumour DNA analysis to study genomic evolution and provide insights into treatment response and resistance in cancer.

The positions will involve the analysis of large-scale genomic data through the application of best-practice bioinformatics workflows and the development of innovative methods as required. The positions require highly motivated and skilled bioinformaticians or computational biologists with expertise in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, integration of genome-wide datasets, competency in programming languages R and/or Python/Perl and experience with working on a high performance computing cluster. The individuals will collaborate very closely with cancer cell and molecular biologists to work on joint initiatives but will also be responsible for driving their own specified biological projects.

The positions are in a research environment that includes a large and interactive group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the Computational Cancer Biology Program and the Bioinformatics Core Facility. 

These positions will be initially offered for a fixed term duration of 12 months with the possible opportunity to extend. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary packaging 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Central City location 
  • Training and Development program

Further details, complete position description and application via here.


Post-doctoral position in single cell computational genomics

A post-doctoral position is available in the Lister lab at the University of Western Australia for a computational biologist to undertake research in the area of plant single cell genomics. The research will involve the analysis of large-scale transcriptomic and epigenomic datasets to investigate plant cell identity and dynamics, with a particular focus on sequencing-based single cell resolution analyses. Candidates with a background in computational biology/mathematics/statistics and experience in cell biology and advanced high-throughput genomics are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoctoral position in cardiac cell systems biology

The Cell Structure and Mechanobiology group and the Systems Biology Laboratory at the University of Melbourne are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to develop biophysically and structurally detailed computational models of calcium signaling in cardiomyocytes. Under the guidance of Prof Edmund Crampin and Dr. Vijay Rajagopal, the individual will work in an interdisciplinary team to develop mechanistic insights into the role of subcellular calcium dynamics in diseases such as cardiac hypertrophy and diabetic cardiomyopathy. 
Required Skills and Experience 
  • PhD in computational biology, mathematics, biomedical engineering or related fields.
  • Highly developed skills in computational modeling and/or systems biology
  • Good knowledge and skills in languages, such as R, Python, C++.
  • Evidence of publications in influential, high-impact journals.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
Familiarity with one or more of the following would be a plus: finite element modelling, stochastic processes in ion-channel gating, cardiomyocyte physiology.


Interested candidates are requested to send their current CV with a cover letter and a short statement of research interests to



The University of Melbourne is situated at the heart of the medical precinct in Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. Come and take part in this vibrant environment of research and innovation. 


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Senior Bioinformatician & Bioinformatician - South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

  • Working within the Genomics Core Facility located in the SAHMRI Cancer Theme
  • Market competitive remuneration including access to excellent salary packaging
  • Full time, fixed term for a period of up to 2 years

The David R Gunn Genomics Suite is a new genomics core facility located within the Cancer Theme at the new South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia. The facility is equipped with all the equipment expected in a modern genomics facility including three Illumina sequencers and facilities for single-cell analyses. The facility supports researchers across all of the seven SAHMRI Themes and external partners to perform a range of genomics studies including Whole Genome Sequencing, mRNAseq, microRNAseq, Exome sequencing, ChIPseq, and 16S rRNA microbiome profiling. Bioinformatics analysis of the massive amounts of data generated in these experiments is supported by a new SAHMRI-based high-performance computing cluster.

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is hiring, a Senior Bioinformatician & Bioinformatician to work with The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, within the Genomics Core Facility located in the SAHMRI Cancer Theme.

Senior Bioinformatician

This position will lead the development and implementation of new and established computational methods and pipelines for the analysis and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data within SAHMRI.


This position will provide guidance and support for staff working on NGS projects across the themes. Active collaboration with NGS based research projects and expansion of the general bioinformatics and genomics knowledge base is expected (e.g. by running tutorials, workshops, etc).

To Apply

To apply and for a copy of the position description for the respective roles, please visit the SAHMRI careers page and select the position you wish to apply for.

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Senior Research Assistant (Computational Biology) - Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University

BDI Monash University is one of the largest and most successful biomedical research institutes in Australia. The BDI brings together more than 100 teams in a highly interactive environment, with access to truly world-class infrastructures. For details, please look at-

Our laboratory research interest focuses on how transcription factors (TFs) and epigenetic regulators, along with small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate gene expression programs in ES cells, neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. We use various experimental approaches including Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, CRISPRs, CRISPRs screens, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, ATAC-seq, RRBS, ChIA-PET, 3C, 4C, Hi-C, proteomics and bioinformatics. For research details, please see:

Job description: Job No. 557456

Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $82,645 – $90,646 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Education/Qualifications requirement:

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics would be desirable with significant research experience in the field of Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Genomics and Epigenetics Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent knowledge and hands on experience in NGS data, particularly- ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, WGS, ATACseq, HiC and ChiA-PET, SNPs and related genomics datasets
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High-level of project management skills with a record of successfully coordinating and/or supporting projects
  • Planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines
  • Ready to handle creative and challenging assignments
  • Willing to learn machine or deep learning, developing new bioinformatics tools
  • A demonstrated awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me-Dr. Partha Pratim Das. PhD ( or OR apply through this link:

Closing Date: Sunday 28 May 2017, 11:55pm AEDT

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